My top ten blogs in 2014..

Deutsch: Paris: Eiffelturm und Marsfeld

Deutsch: Paris: Eiffelturm und Marsfeld (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I thought that it would be interesting to share my top ten blogs in 2014, ranked by number of hits (with most popular first):

  1. The Portuguese and The Crisis: An analysis – Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey – English
  2. The Fall of France – Paul Krugman –
  3. The wacky economics of Germany’s parallel universe – Wolfgang Münchau –
  4. Why I am obsessed by austerity – Simon Wren-Lewis – Mainly Macro
  5. Martin Wolf’s ‘The Shifts and the Shocks’ – Joseph Stiglitz –
  6. BBC – Travel – Two days in Siena, Italy : Tuscany
  7. A gaffe-prone Japan is a danger to peace in Asia – Gideon Rachman –
  8. Chinese lenders grow wary of Russia –
  9. How to Reinvent Yourself After 50 – Dorie Clark – Harvard Business Review
  10. Conservative Putin & the Western Media – Xavier Lerma – English

Any thoughts or emerging threads?

The radical change in Germany’s economic model since the crisis – Natixis. com

English: The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989. Th...

English: The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989. The photo shows a part of a public photo documentation wall at Former Check Point Charlie, Berlin. The photo documentation is permanently placed in the public. Türkçe: Berlin Duvarı, 1989 sonbaharı (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent, MUST READ, research article published by Check it out!

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Let me cite the conclusion from the article:

Germany has switched from a pre-crisis model where growth was driven by exports and investment, after the polices aimed at boosting supply had provided the expected positive effects, to a post-crisis model where growth is driven by consumption and where real wages increase faster than labour productivity

Personally, I am amazed by the article. Most commentators, including this blog, are typically looking to Germany to reflate her economy faster to kick-start growth in Europe.

Any thoughts?

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